Cosmo's: User Reviews
Rude staff, overpriced drinks, a so-so DJ. Go somewhere else.
My daughter and I went on a beautiful late Sunday morning, and had lunch sitting at a nice sized table on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. The waitress was very pleasant, the service was good, and the service was comfortably paced. There were several reasonably priced breakfast specials noted on the chalk menu board just outside of the front door. The menu choices were good. Everything listed was available at lunch, including the entrees.
I had the Southwest Burger with onion rings, and my daughter had the Crab cakes. The food arrived in a reasonable period of time, and the plate presentation for both was very good to excellent (see attached photos). The burger was ordered medium rare, and that's exactly how it came. The meat was flavorful, well seasoned and juicy, and came atop a nice soft bun. Fresh lettuce and roma tomato slices came with the burger, as well as two long cut pickle slices and a healthy slice of slightly melted pepper jack cheese. The onion rings were outstanding, and appeared to be homemade. The burger and rings came with a side of ketchup, and a side of chipotle ranch sauce.
My daughter really enjoyed her crab cakes. They were moist, nicely cooked, with a slightly dark crust ringing the cakes on one side. They had a nice crab flavor. No big chunks of crab like you would get in a lump-crab crab cake, but acceptable. The accompanying plated salad was OK, but it was nothing especially noteworthy. It came with two types of shredded cheese, roma tomato slices, and black olives. Something other than just flat leaf lettuce would have been nice for texture, though. The homemade honey mustard dressing was very nice. One of the better honey mustards I have tasted.
Overall we had a nice experience at Cosmo's, but we did not go inside. Thus the interior ambiance is something I cannot comment on. Menu prices were on the better side of reasonable. Crab cakes were priced at about what one would expect. The burger, with the onion rings, was at what I considered to be a very good price. When we commented on how much we liked our meal, we were told by the waitress that with only one exception (I believe she said the Chicken Quesadilla Rolls), everything was made fresh there on the premises. I certainly would believe that looking at the burger, the crab cakes, dressings, etc.
While Cosmo's is not a place you would likely go to impress someone on a first date, it is a great spot to go on a Sunday before a Bengals game, to sit and watch any game, or just to stop and have a reasonably priced meal and a beer. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, would recommend it to a friend, and will definitely go there again.
Cosmo's is a great place for anyone, kids during the day and of age customers at night! It's a fun place to relax on tha patio, or jam on the dance floor or grab a drink of cigar at fitz geralds which is attached, and accessed through Cosmo's. Its a very fun place for everyone, always fun events as well. Cosmo's offers a very wide variety of drinks.. Beer, liquor and soft drinks as well. The food is definitly 5-star! With new specials everyday and a large selection on their main menu. I recommend Cosmo's, for sure! =]
The following scores represent the average rating submitted by 4 users:
- Overall user rating: